The 2022 Major League Baseball season kicks off very soon after a 99-day owner-imposed lockout, and if you want to tune into all the action, then we have you covered – whether you are in the UK or US. This guide also includes information talenta-intikreasi.com on how to watch the games completely for free.
We also have other similar articles for the likes of Formula 1 and the NFL.
When does the 2022 MLB season start?
There is not long to wait, as the opening day for MLB 2022 is 7 April 2022. The final scheduled day of the season will be on 5 October 2022.
You can see all the major dates and events – including the All-Star Game – over on the MLB website.
How to watch the 2022 MLB season in the UK for free
In 2022, the UK streaming service with the rights to the MLB is Apple TV+ – the streaming service’s first step into live sports offerings.
You can sign up for Apple TV+ to stream the MLB 2022 season over on the Apple website.
According to Apple’s official press release, the platform will host ‘Friday Night Baseball’, a weekly show of two games, along with live pre-and postgame shows. Meanwhile, ‘MLB Big Inning’ will feature highlights and look-ins, and will air every weeknight.
It will not be quite as much coverage as you will find in the US. However, there is a massive upside. Apple will be wavering its subscription fees for a limited time when baseball season kicks off, which means that you can effectively watch some games in the MLB 2022 season completely for free.
Even after this runs out, an Apple TV+ subscription will not break the bank. You can get one for just £4.99 per month, along with a seven-day free trial. In addition, if you are in the market for a new Apple device such as the new iPhone SE 3, the iPad Air 5 or the iPhone 13, you can get three months of Apple TV+ completely for free.
Last year, BT Sports had the rights to MLB. The license lasted up to the end of 2021. So far, we have not heard anything else about this channel – or any other major UK sports broadcaster – airing the 2022 season.
If this changes, we will update this article.
How to watch the 2022 MLB season in the US
Just like in the UK, Apple TV+ has the same rights in the US for Major League Baseball 2022. This platform will air both ‘Friday Night Baseball’ and ‘MLB Big Inning’ but will also feature a new 24/7 livestream. This will air game replays, highlights, analysis, classic games and on-demand MLB content.
The same subscription-free model will apply, but Apple has not disclosed how long this will be available. In the US, Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month, and you can still get a seven-day free trial if you are a new customer, or three months free when you purchase an Apple product from qualifying retailers.
Note that Apple TV+ has no blackout restrictions.
A big part of the Apple TV+ deal with MLB… there are no local blackout restrictions.
— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury)
March 8, 2022
Alternatively, you can sign up for MLB.TV, which offers livestreams of every regular season out-of-market game. You can also use multi-game viewing to watch several games at once, should you wish.
Subscribing to MLB.TV will set you back $129.99 per year to watch all teams’ games or $110 per year to follow a single team. You can sign up on the MLB.TV website.
Note that your local area will be subject to blackout rules via MLB.TV, so if you want to watch a hometown game, you will have to turn to the regional sports network in your area, most of which are owned by Fox.
Finally, there are other premium services you can use to stream the MLB, including Sling TV, Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.
Of all of those, Sling TV is the cheapest at $35 a month. You can get a seven-day free trial of Fubo TV, which then costs $65 per month (the same price as YouTube TV). Hulu with Live TV costs a steep $70 per month, but also includes access to ESPN+ and Disney+ teunispats.net.